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Nicolás Campodonico: ‘symbolism is replaced with rituals’Subscription


A place for prayer and ritual, Nicolás Campodonico’s chapel in Argentina combines Lewerentz’s sacrosanct respect of bricks with Dieste’s daring geometries

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AR Emerging Architecture awards 2018 open for entriesSubscription

Sou Fujimoto, Thomas Heatherwick, Jürgen Mayer H, Frida Escobedo – they all started with us and you can too

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Plan B for Colombia: Rural schools in Antioquia, Colombia by Plan:b arquitectosSubscription

By Paula Mesa

As Colombia recovers from years of armed confict, a series of schools in rural areas by Plan:b is driving programmes of education, culture and community engagement

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Andreas Gursky and an economy of scaleSubscription

By Eleanor Beaumont

Depicting 30 years of global capitalism and mass consumerism, the photographs of Andreas Gursky sometimes make for uncomfortable viewing

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Typology: Buildings for animalsSubscription


Designing buildings for animals has prompted an extraordinary range of responses, from palace to cat flap, which say more about humans than the residents


A window into country life: Traverser by Raymond DepardonSubscription


The photographer’s studies of depopulated terrain in rural France combine intimate observation with the evocative timelessness of place

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Sullivan against the worldSubscription

By Frank Lloyd Wright

From AR June 1949: Wherever the practice of architecture to-day rises to the dignity of an idea in harmony with place and time, the origin of that practice is Louis H. Sullivan


Louis Sullivan (1856-1924)Subscription

By Paul Davies

Controversial filigree and haps and mishaps in the life of the doyen of post-structuralist critics, Louis Sullivan

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Outrage: the disgrace of social housing provision in EnglandSubscription

By Gillian Darley

Governments have cynically abandoned the idea of social housing for rural communities


Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944)Subscription

By Charles Holland

Lutyens’ popularity was undoubtedly down to the ease with which he manipulated architectural signifiers of wealth and taste

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The rise and fall and rise of Edwin LutyensSubscription

By Gavin Stamp, Frank Lloyd Wright

From AR November 1981: The variations in Lutyens’ critical standing provides an interesting sidelight on the history of the fluctuating fortunes of the Modern Movement in Britain

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Pastoral care: The shift from urban development to rural reconstructionSubscription


Source of both peasant revolution and cultural continuity, the countryside has long held a place in Chinese mythology

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Poised for flight: Visitor centre in Denmark by Dorte MandrupSubscription

By Oliver Lowenstein

The thatched visitor centre in the wetlands of Jutland celebrates rich ecological habitat with a contemporary aesthetic

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Down to earth: Woodland research and construction near Bath, UK, by Invisible studioSubscription

By Laura Mark

The firm uses timber from 100 acres of woodland in the west of England to research and build cheap and simple small structures

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Rus in urbe, unpacked: on countryside running through the heart of English citiesSubscription

By Jeremy Melvin

From burhs, through abbey-monasteries, universities, garden squares to garden cities and new towns, England’s urban evolution has deep and complex roots which still shape society

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Building momentum in KoshirakuraSubscription

By Chloë Leen

Completed over two decades, projects by the Koshirakura Landscape Workshop have slowly accumulated and brought new vitality to this ageing Japanese village

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Field study centre in Tone-gun, Japan, by Sakakura AssociatesSubscription

By Peter Davey

From AR February 1988: The Nakano Village draws upon both Japanese reverence for nature and a Modernist tradition of building into the landscape   

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Park at Rectory Farm, London, by Carmody Groarke and Vogt Landscape ArchitectsSubscription

By Lucy Bullivant

A new concept for urban logistics, the new park is an adaptive solution that will provide space and reuse resources


The double exposure of the Marshall IslandsSubscription

By Stuart Kirsch

After the culture loss experienced due to US nuclear experiments in the mid 20th century, the Marshall Islands face now the threat of climate change

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Mine craft: Terrils du Martinet in Charleroi, Belgium by Dessin et ConstructionSubscription

By Eleanor Beaumont

Both a ruined civilisation and the embryo of a new urbanity, this reimagined coal mine waits for a future that may never happen

More stories of adaptive re-use

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Reinventing the rural: a new perspective on our countrysideSubscription

By Adam Sutherland

The new vision created by urban dwellers of the green land is far more rural than the countryside itself

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Crisis in the British countrysideSubscription

By Rowan Moore

From AR February 1988: The nature of architectural response to the recent history of the countryside

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Latest: AR April 2018 on Rethinking the ruralSubscription

Dessin et Construction | Carmody Groarke | Dorte Mandrup | Invisible Studio | Plan:b arquitectos | Edwin Lutyens | Typology: Building for animals

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Peter Davey (1940-2018): ‘a critical acumen of exceptional range and scope’Subscription

By Catherine Slessor

Peter Davey, who died in March aged 78, was the AR’s 11th and second longest-serving editor

Madelon Vriesendorp speaks out at the Women in Architecture awardsVideoSubscription

Ada Louise Huxtable Prize winner 2018 Madelon Vriesendorp discusses women being written out of the script, defending her legacy and #MeToo heralding an end to mother-in-law jokes

Amanda Levete addresses the Women in Architecture LuncheonVideoSubscription

Jane Drew Prize 2018 winner Amanda Levete talks tinned tuna, taking off your shoes and women doing it their own way at the Women in Architecture Luncheon on 2 March 2018

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